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Senator's funeral is Tuesday

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Sen. Wendell Ford died Thursday at his home in Owensboro after fighting lung cancer. He was 90.

Gov. Beshear also directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday, Jan. 23 through sundown Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.

The public is invited to visit the Capitol on Sunday, where Sen. Ford will lie in state from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. A memorial service is scheduled for 3 p.m.  Gov. Beshear and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will participate in the service.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT at First Baptist Church in Owensboro. Visitation will be at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory in Owensboro from  2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. A private service of committal will be held in Elmwood Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of one’s choice or the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center.